A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 07, 2016
“The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name” (golf saying)

A popular golf saying is:

“The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name...and they say golf is a quiet game.”

The saying has been cited in print since at least 2001 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: uk.sport.golf
Golf Sayings
Andy
2/10/01
(...)
The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name...and they say golf is a quiet game.

Google Groups: uk.sport.golf
humour?
Brian Yare
4/24/01
(...)
Why is it twice as hard to hit a ball over water and sand? The trees taunt you, the sand mocks you, the water calls your name.... and they say golf is a quiet game.

Ironworks Forum
John D. Harris
02-13-2002, 08:19 PM
The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you;the water calls your name...and they say golf is a quiet game. -Anonymous

10 May 2004, The Irish Times (Dublin), pg. A9 photo caption:
“The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name and they say golf is a quiet game.” Anonymous

3 June 2008, Courier-News (Bridgewater, NJ), “Golf” by Paul Franklin, pg. ?:
“The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name,” (arnold—ed.) Palmer once said, “and they say golf is a quiet game.”

Google Books
Blow Your Blues Away
By Lulu De Zulu
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2009
Pg. ?:
The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name… and they say golf is a quiet game.

Google Books
G.O.L.F.:
Greatest of Life’s Frustrations Game of Limitless Fun

By Lane H. Luoma
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2011
Pg. 63:
Quote: “The trees taunt you, the sand mocks you, the water calls your name and they say golf is a quiet game.” Unknown

Twitter
PGA Championship
‏@PGAChampionship
“The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name and they say golf is a quiet game.” - Anonymous
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, February 07, 2016 • Permalink